Key Words For Confederate Monuments–“On Private Land”

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Usually, I seldom quote the New York Times as it is not one of my favorite publications, and I have accused it, over the years, of not printing “all the news that’s fit to print” but rather of printing all the news that fits (the agenda).

On August 30th I read a Times article by a Sabrina Tavernise, and although I did not agree with all her conclusions in this article, she did bring up some points worthy of comment.

To start her article she noted: “One of the proudest moments of Robert Eldreth’s life was erecting a Confederate monument on a patch of grass behind the Georgetown (Delaware) Historical Society in 2007. It was the first monument to Delawareans who had served the Confederacy, and the fact that it came 142 years after the end of the war hardly mattered. ‘It’s a lesson in history,’ said Mr. Eldreth, who led the group that put it up. ‘It’s about our roots and sacrifices that those citizens here in Delaware made. To me that’s so honorable’.”

Ms. Tavernise made an interesting comment, citing the damage the Charlottesville episode was intended to cause the cause of Southern history and heritage, when she said: “While old monuments erected in bygone eras are coming down, new ones continue to go up.” Most in the mainstream media would never admit this.

She mentioned other instances along this line. She observed: “In Crenshaw County, Alabama,  a new monument to ‘unknown Confederate soldiers’ was unveiled Sunday in a private park. In the small East Texas town of Orange, a giant concrete ring of 13 columns, representing the states the Confederacy claimed as its own, is going up on private land at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Martin Luther King Drive.”

A historian at the University of North Carolina has also stated “There has been a Civil War memorial boom going on over the last 20 years.” He noted that at least 36 monuments had gone up in North Carolina since 2000 and that was as many as were put up in all the years between 1940 and 1990.

At this point, Tavernise made a statement I somewhat had to disagree with. She did note that, while in former years, monuments and memorials were put up in “busy public squares” the monuments going up today are appearing in quieter areas, more away “from the bustle of daily life on plots of private land, or on battlefield sites,…” And while many Americans don’t want to see monuments taken down, she feels that new monuments are not finding the acceptance in “broader society” that they once did. I guess that depends on where the “broader society” is coming from. If you are talking about Northern Virginia, which has become infested with dwelling places for Washington bureaucrats, she might have a point. However, I don’t think that holds true for many other places in the South.

A Sons of Confederate Veterans commander in Alabama noted that more monuments will go up, but it will be on private property. That seems to be the trend now, and in light of all the cultural destruction and ethnic cleansing that has gone on in the South in recent years, that seems to me to be the way to go. We need to keep putting up our monuments, flags, and memorials, but do it on private property, where culturally Marxist city and town council members can’t get their grubby collectivist paws on them. Oh, they will wail and moan about the “injustice and racism” of it all because they don’t get their way. Tough, baby. Let them know this is how the cookie crumbles.

Not as many may get to see some of the monuments in more out of the way places, but those that really care and want their children to appreciate their culture and heritage will make the effort to visit these places. And their culture and history will be preserved–even if it is a little ways outside of town. In the long run, that doesn’t matter.

The key to putting up our monuments, flags, and memorials is to start doing it on private land! The folks mentioned in this article have shown that this can be done, and for the sake of our children and their children’s futures it needs to be done. Whatever the cultural Marxists manage to tear down, let us be replacing as much as we can on private land. Private land!!! Even the thought of that makes the cultural Marxists cringe!

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Political Ignorance–Part of the new slavery

by Al Benson Jr.

There a lots of “useful idiots” out there on the Left that couldn’t pour water into a teapot if they were handed a set of gilt-edged instructions along with the water. Our government education system has largely aided in their brainwashing and programming so that they think good is evil, freedom is slavery, and white is evil, even though many of them are white. They claim that fascism is a “right-wing” phenomena when any sane person recognizes that there is precious little difference between a Nazi (national socialist) and a Communist (international socialist). They are both socialists!

I just read an article this morning from Frontpage Magazine, by Matthew Vadum, dealing with Antifa, which is supposed to be an “anti-fascist” group but, in reality, acts as though they were Hitler’s brown shirts. Vadum stated in his article: “Video has surfaced showing masked Antifa thugs in Berkeley, California, last weekend calling for the destruction of the United States…It is becoming increasingly clear that the Antifa, short for anti-fascists, are the de facto militant arm of today’s Democratic Party…” According to Tucker Carlson of Fox News “This is a political militia that is doing the bidding, in effect, of Nancy Pelosi and Governor Jerry Brown and the mayor of Berkeley and all these supposedly mainstream Democratic politicians, and this is a militia hurting American citizens for saying what they think.”

And Antifa does have an agenda, whether its own or one that was handed to it by those who finance its Leftist political gyrations or not, I don’t know, but I rather think it’s one that has been handed to them and then they have been left to work out the particulars.

They talk about “creating a culture of  tolerance and then they employ the techniques of cultural Marxism to work that out. They say “To create a culture of tolerance, we must first eliminate all forms of hate speech. Every idea critical of our movement or our way of thinking  must be condemned as” racist, homophobic, misogynist, etc.” So, in their “culture of tolerance” they are going to condemn the opinions or ideas of anyone that dares to disagree with their collectivist viewpoint.

And they continue: “…When all else fails, compare someone to Hitler. Every once in awhile one of our minority group friends will become disillusioned and speak out as a conservative a.k.a. fascist. Belittle them as delusional..Our color, my blackness, for example, comes first. It defines who I am. Black first, American second. Gay/Lesbian first, little person/dwarf second, American third, and so on.”

And they say: “Most liberals are not ANTIFA (yet) but soon they will be…Never call any immigrant ‘illegal,’ obviously.  They are ‘undocumented…By 2117, one hundred years from now, our goal is to have 70% of the US population be non-white…”

They have a big interest in controlling the media and they have a big interest in the social media. They have said: “Social media is the new battlefront of ideals. We’ve seen what kind of power these outlets yield by kicking major fascists off their platform before. This will and this must only continue.” In other words they work to eliminate opinions contrary to their own. So much for “free speech.” It’s “free” if they say it is–otherwise it’s “fascist.”

And they make an interesting statement for those of you who have kids. They say: “Many of us first learned about Antifa and gained our views on college campuses and universities across the country. This needs to start earlier. Take up teaching as a profession. Educate the youth about the dangers of fascism…Teach little Tommy not just how to read good, but also how to think and act good.”  All in accord with the worldview of Antifa, of course. Maybe, if his parents are not too sharp about what goes on in school, they can teach little Tommy to be a good socialist! That’s where they are really headed and one way for them to do that is to make sure that little Tommy has no cultural heritage, particularly Southern cultural heritage, to fall back on, because like all good socialists, Antifa knows that if they steal your youngsters’ history and heritage they will control his future instead of you.

This is just a little something for you to ponder as you sit in front of the TV and watch the Anfifa thugs, all masked, march across your screen in their quest to “destroy fascists” which means  you!  

Culture Destroyers, Leftist Ignoramuses, Useful Idiots-all in high gear

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Some one sent me a copy  of an article from The Gateway Pundit website yesterday, August 17th, which I thought was poetic justice.  The article began by saying this: “Make no doubt about it–This is Marxist revolution in America today. Fed by media lies, radical community organizers and millions of dumb leftists.”

It turns out that a group of ignoramus Leftists in Chicago have torched a statue of Abraham Lincoln, even though he supposedly “freed the slaves” which he really didn’t. Now either these Leftists are totally ignorant–or, on the other hand, maybe a handful of them have read Donnie Kennedy’s and my book Lincoln’s Marxists which gives the lowdown on where Lincoln really was racially (if they can even read)–and if they graduated from Chicago public schools that’s a big “if.”

As I said, I found this an instance of poetic justice. Lincoln, the Marxist lover, has his statue torched by Chicago Marxists! That has got to be a hoot for people who know what the political game really is. Do I endorse their doing that to his statue? No. I am no Lincoln lover by any stretch of the imagination, but I don’t endorse vandalizing monuments and statues, even of people I don’t like. If we start doing that we are no better than our adversaries on the Left.

So the Social Justice Warriors (more Leftists) are definitely on a “remove the statues” kick. They sense cultural victory within their grasp this year and so they are going for broke. But I also noticed an article from Seattle yesterday about a really ugly statue of Lenin there (and I mean this this IS ugly)! However, for some reason the Social Justice Warrior crowd does not have this Lenin statue on their list of monuments that need to come down. They want Washington and Jefferson monuments to come down but they are okay with leaving Lenin up. Could it just possibly be that they agree with what Lenin did to Russia and they want the same thing for us here–Lenin being a beacon of light for them?

And then, back to New Orleans!  You all remember the big fuss there earlier this year over the Confederate statues that had to come down because a handful of Leftists, including the mayor’s black girlfriend, didn’t like them and the mayor decided to use that as a platform to advance his political career. Well, guess what? They are now back for round two and they have a whole bunch of other things they don’t like that now have to either come down or be changed. This is what you get when you try to appease the cultural Marxists–they never quit until your whole history and culture are gone and they own you.

According to an article by Kevin Litten: “Take Em Down NOLA has long said city leaders did not go far enough. They want the statue of Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square taken down, as well as the renaming of streets such as Jefferson Davis Parkway and Robert E. Lee Boulevard. Historian Kelly Porter, who said she was helping Take Em Down with research, said at the press conference that she had identified 13 additional statues and a number of schools, street names, and historical plaques linked to the Confederacy.  All told, more than 100 items could be targeted for removal or renaming, she said.” Did you all get that number–over 100 items changed or removed that are part of your history. Sounds like a thorough cultural purge will be underway in the Big Easy. Does that give you the warm fuzzies??? And do you think they will quit after New Orleans? If you do then you are naive beyond belief and live in la-la land!

I have a generational question for all these Social Justice types. What will they do when, somewhere down the road, others come along that don’t like what they have put up and go to changing it all over again with a whole new set of “heroes” and names?  It wouldn’t be the first time in history that happened. This sort of thing went on back in Egypt during the days of the Pharaohs. It went on during the French Revolution when the Illuminati types tried to remove any reference to God. Guess what? That didn’t work. God is still here–the revolutionaries are not–many of them having kept their appointments with the guillotine.

However, in this country, it is all an ongoing part of the “reconstruction” that started after the War of Northern Aggression. The reconstruction crowd has been trying to remove God and historic white Christian culture from this country, especially in the South, for 150 years now, and they show no sign of letting up. If anything, in recent years, they are ratcheting up their efforts, feeling their opposition is wearing down. Is it?  In 2015 I saw push-back to their efforts to get all Confederate flags taken down. This year I have not seen very much. It’s like most folks down here are just sitting it out, watching the Leftists do their thing–and when they’ve completely dismantled our history and heritage, we’ll sit back and wonder what happened.

Now I don’t endorse anything like this debacle in Charlottesville. That almost seems like a set-up the more you read about it. But it seems to me that we have to find some legitimate way to defend our history and culture while we still have it. Otherwise, we will simply be deprive of it by our doing nothing. Any suggestions?

The “Compassionate” Left Just Shoots its Enemies

by Al Benson Jr.                                                                                                                   Member Board of Directors Confederate Society of America

In recent weeks it has really been displayed as to how truly “compassionate” and really open to “diversity” the political and theological Left really is. When all else fails, why just shoot your adversaries or perceived adversaries and then blame your actions on someone else’s actions or words. Of course the Leftists could just say “the Devil made me do it” and that would be pretty accurate, but preferring anything to honesty, the Leftists blather on about how “Trump made me do it” or “the Second Amendment forced me to take action so we could work at getting rid of it” or whatever other canned response they are supposed to give. To say that the Leftists and those who finance their actions are totally despicable is to state the case too mildly.  What those people really are is just not printable in this article so I will leave it to your imagination.

In recent weeks we have noted their words and actions toward Donald Trump. Had those words and actions been expended against Hitlery or Obama they would have been deemed a hate crime of grossest proportions. But, because those actions were taken against someone on the Right politically, they are not only perfectly acceptable, but the mainstream media simply adores them. This is cultural Marxism in living color, folks. This is one classic example of how it works.

That media “useful idiot” that held up the imitation of Trump’s bloody, decapitated head, even though she lost her job over it, is hailed as a glowing example of Leftist “diversity” and, no doubt, that Bernie Sanders supporter who shot Congressman Scalise  and several others this morning will be held up as yet another icon for the deranged Left to imitate. A comment on LewRockell.com this morning noted that “the cold civil war is turning hot.” When CNN, the epitome of fake news, reported on this morning’s shootings all they could say was “the gun kept shooting.” As though, somehow, the shooting was the fault of the gun rather than the man pulling the trigger!

Then there is that play in New York where President Trump gets assassinated on stage every evening. But that’s okay as long as the president is Trump. What do you think the reaction would be if the president in the play were Obama or Clinton? That would be treated as the hate crime of the century and the producers of the play would probably end up in the slammer, but because Trump is the president getting offed nightly it all gets a pass.

And there have been reports via the media, alternative and otherwise, that there could be a possible assassination attempt on Mr. Trump’s life. It’s a known fact that if the Leftists can’t get what they want any other way they are prone to try to remove obstacles to their agendas via assassination. So for them to make an attempt on Trump would be right up their alley. This is how they treat those who would dare to disagree with their version of how things should be done.

When the Leftists and those who finance them can’t get their way in some big city they stage a “peaceful protest” (read that riot)  and they destroy property and sometimes lives. This is what the Left always does. They are unable to create anything except mayhem and destruction–but that’s really what they are there for–as a tool of destruction to pave the way so that those who pay them for the destruction will then have a clear path to construct the “New World Order.” So the Leftists are bought and paid for–political prostitutes as it were. Now admittedly, they think more of themselves than that, but those who pay them don’t.

The shock troops of the Left may well end up starting a civil war in this country. There was a time when they could get totally away with all this evil, and it IS evil, so let’s don’t sugarcoat it with any of those pleasant-sounding Leftist euphemisms. However, that time has probably passed. The alternative media has done yeoman duty in alerting millions of Americans to much of what is going on, whereas, back when Nixon was forced out of office, there was hardly any alternative media to speak of. Now, thanks be to God, it is all over the place. There are many folks that don’t like InfoWars.com but the fact remains that they get something like 45 million viewers every month.  And then you have Breitbart, the Drudge Report, WorldNetDaily and a whole host of smaller ones that, believe it or not, actually expose what the Left and its financiers are doing. That’s the reason why Obama and his fellow Leftists wanted so badly to regulate the Internet–so they could begin to cut down on all the exposure the Leftists had been getting. They absolutely hate it when they realize you know what they are doing because it makes it that much harder for them to pull off.

One thing the Left hates is exposure (Ephesians 5:11), people learning about and exposing the evil they try to perpetrate daily. This is one way to fight back against them, exposing what they do and the reasons they do it, and, where possible, exposing those people that financially  enable them to do it.

There are some Christians that work at doing this. There needs to be more.

Nobody Wants to Talk Much About Seth Rich

by Al Benson Jr.

After having read several articles on the Internet pertaining to Seth Rich, I am beginning to get the impression that, for whatever reason, this is a murder case almost no one wants to talk about. When I see something of this nature I always wonder–why?

One article I read was on http://www.businessinsider.com written by David Choi on May 25th. It had the usual information in it about how Mr. Rich, a 27 year old DNC staff member, was shot in the back in what was supposed to have been a “botched robbery.” It seems Rich was on the phone at the time, had to hang up, and there seems to have been a scuffle between Rich and his killer.

Since his murder there have been many stories out there on the Internet as to what the reason was for his murder. I couldn’t prove any of them one way or the other, however, Mr. Choi’s story noted: “Rod Wheeler, a private investigator associated with Rich’s family, told a Fox News affiliate in Washington that there was evidence that proved the alleged contact between Rich and WikiLeaks. Wheeler also suggested that the Metropolitan Police Department tried to cover up the nature of Rich’s death on behalf of the DNC, an allegation the police department denied.”

Interestingly enough, Wheeler later retracted this statement, telling people he had gotten this information from a Fox reporter. Now I wonder why, if he had gotten this from a Fox reporter, did he then go on to pass it along to a Fox affiliate in Washington? Wouldn’t a Fox reporter already have done that? It just seems odd that he would pass something along to a Fox affiliate that he’d gotten from a Fox reporter. But then, you never know, and in many cases such as this you are not supposed to know.

Also, a couple weeks after Rich’s death, WikiLeaks dumped lots and lots of internal emails that seem to have come from the DNC and there is speculation that at least some of that might have come from Rich. If so, it makes you wonder why he did it if he did it. Again, we can’t say for sure. Did Rich see some things going on he didn’t approve of?

Commentary on a blog spot I read noted: “Rich was shot and killed last July in Northwest D.C. and police have suggested the killing in the District’s Bloomingdale neighborhood was a botched robbery. Funny, nothing taken and shot in the back. (Sound familiar?)”

On the same blog was another comment: “Yeah, then there’s the 32 year old man due to testify about Clinton the next week, found dead of an apparent ‘heart attack,’ just a couple weeks ago. Something stinks in Denmark…” This commentary was posted May 16th.

Sean Hannity covered some of this on Fox News recently and now, all of a sudden, he’s not covering it anymore and there is talk of him being “fired.” You might take each of these incidents separately and not make too much of any of them. But taken as a whole they at least raise some reasonable questions, not that I expect we will ever get any reasonable answers.

The Deep State folks will just dismiss it all as “conspiracy theories” and after they make that statement no one is supposed to ask anymore questions–ever again. Years ago Hillary made a statement about a “vast right wing conspiracy” that was out to get her husband. I wonder, does that make Hillary a conspiracy theorist?

It’s all kind of like the Warren Commission Report of the Kennedy assassination–which is supposed to be the defining document about John Kennedy’s assassination. In all honesty, does anyone believe the Warren Commission Report? No one I ever talked to believes it. And most folks are not going to believe that Seth Rich was the victim of a “botched robbery” either.

If you look at some of the events perpetrated by the Swamp Creatures in Washington that Trump wants to get rid of, over the years, you begin to see sort of a pattern to many of them. As the blogger I quoted earlier said; “Sound familiar?”

American Taliban’s False Religion Displayed in New Orleans

by Al Benson Jr.

Just came across an article on http://www.wwl.com that noted the cultural Marxist excuse for a mayor in New Orleans is asking the public for support in his quest to practice his cultural genocide agenda by removing Confederate monuments in his fair city.

The article noted: “New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is trying to recruit supporters to show they are behind the effort to remove Confederate statues in New Orleans. Through his political action committee Landrieu sent out emails asking for support…The mayor calls on readers to sign on to show they are with him in this effort.” This article was posted on April 27th–five days ago.

Had you been naive enough to believe what was reported in the prostitute press, you would have concluded that Landrieu had almost total unqualified support for his purge of Confederate monuments.  That was the impression given. Now, according to this article, written by Jeff Cohen, we begin to discern that maybe the facade of support for Landrieu’s agenda regarding all things Confederate was just that–a facade. And maybe all the implied support for his purge ain’t really there. So now he’s out trying to fire up the troops so it won’t look like he’s out there all by his lonesome on the anti-Confederate front line.

He’s still spouting his rehearsed line about “diversity, inclusion, and tolerance.” However it would seem that his version of “diversity” does not extend to white folks who want to celebrate their culture and heritage like others want to celebrate theirs. After all, Confederate heritage doesn’t deserve to be there. It’s not “equal” with all those other “diversities”–like sodomy, transgenderism and socialism. Do you think if there were a statue of Harvey Milk in New Orleans Landrieu would be trying to take it down? Not on your life, baby. He’d be laying a wreath at the base of the statue to commemorate “diversity.”

For the cultural Marxist (of which the American Taliban is one small part) “diversity” is part of his religious faith–but it must always be his diversity and never anyone else’s.

I have a good friend in Illinois who follows the theological trends of various anti-Christian groups, the cultural Marxists among them, and he offered this comment just today, which I thought was particularly relevant and accurate. He said: “These people (cultural Marxists and their ilk) believe that reality is relative. Therefore, they believe that destroying the cultural symbols that are here, they can replace them with their version of reality and thereby take control. This is why they refuse to believe in God. God means that reality is absolute. So by refusing to recognize His existence, they think they can eliminate His absolute reality and replace it with their own relative reality, thus establishing their ‘reality’ as the new ‘absolute’.  The only problem with that is that God’s reality remains in place, immovable, and their reality against His crashes and burns. In other words they believe in and are trying to impose an illusion.” That is a pretty fair country definition of where anti-Christ religion is really at–smoke and mirrors.

Ultimately, all these issues humanity has to deal with are religious issues. Many have political or economic manifestations, but at root, they are religious–and we are not being taught to grasp this truth anymore, have not been taught to grasp it for generations. Our “educations”–so called, have conditioned us to not even think in these terms.

This mindset is straight out of the French Revolution, where the revolutionaries hated the biblical concept of original sin, and so they had to replace that truth with something that make them more comfortable. So they did–and we got the guillotine and other manifestations of their religious faith. During the Bolshevik Revolution we were treated to manifestations of Lenin’s religious faith.

So, at its base, the destruction of Confederate history, culture, and heritage is a not-too-well-concealed attempt to replace the mostly Christian culture of the Old South with a vapor, a spiritual illusion that the cultural Marxist feels more at home with. Racism, bigotry, intolerance, and all these other handy catch phrases they parrot are nothing more than a cover for their true agenda–the suppression of Christian truth and the replacing of that ultimate Truth (John 14:6) with the illusion of their “truth” along with their desire to destroy what they hate. It is the “hath God said” of the 21st century (Genesis 3:1).

Leave people with no cultural history or roots and no cultural future–and you get to decide what their future will be! That’s the real name of this theological shell game. And there is only one way you deal with it–exposure and resistance! 

Compassionate Communism For the Kiddies

by Al Benson Jr.

Years ago I read an article by William Lind in which he labeled many of America’s colleges as “little ivy-covered North Koreas.” Having had some experience with colleges, I have to say honestly, that Mr. Lind’s description is not all that far off. He knew whereof he spoke.

I recall a college on the East Coast (and some of my readers will know about this) that, back in 1970, invited a “community organizer” (that title ring any bells?)  to come in during a special session they had for students in early January of that year, supposedly to help students “solve their problems.” It turned out, thanks to a good bit of exposure by a pastor who had a local radio program there that the public was able to find out that this “community organizer” was, in fact, a well-known  and identified Communist Party member who was there, basically, to indoctrinate the students. Naturally the parents of the students were not informed of this man’s Leftist connections and when the pastor exposed them on his radio broadcast, every day for about a week, it was truly a revelation to most folks. Then, someone who had access to the school’s mailing list sent a letter to several of the parents detailing this man’s Communist connections. And this wasn’t “fake news”–the pastor had the goods on this turkey. Unfortunately this sort of thing, to one degree or another, is very typical of American colleges and universities.  Parents need to be really careful about where they enroll their kids in college. All that seems to glitter ain’t necessarily gold!

It’s generally pretty well agreed to by most of us that have looked at what public schools try to do to our kids (unless we educate them privately) that the public education system is already (and always has been) slanted precariously toward the left, so you already have that to deal with going in. There is probably a handful of good, faithful teachers that keep the system from sliding totally over the Left Bank, but they seem to be getting numerically less with each passing year.

And now it seems that one college in the East may be getting impatient and may want to aid the public school system in a speedier communizing of  your kids.

According to http://freebeacon.com  for April 10th: “MIT Press Publishes ‘Communism for Kids’ Book.”  The subheading for this article is “Lovable little revolutionaries teach children communism is ‘not that hard’.” The MIT Press is run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. So here we have a major college in this country publishing a book, written by a German writer that specializes in political theory and queer politics. Now is that a magic combination or what? If you don’t think these two subjects have common aspects to one another, then you haven’t been paying attention.

This is a children’s book, published by MIT Press in March of 2017, and it sells for only $12.95–a convenient price for impoverished revolutionaries  who don’t have lots of bread to spend. This is a book that will help them radicalize their kids on the cheap.

The author of this book, Bini Adamczak, is German, and so MIT Press had to translate this book into English to get it into publication here Seems like a lot of fuss for a book teaching kids to be communists–unless someone involved in the whole process wanted this revolutionary work to be available for parents and kids in this country that would be prone to use it. And what does that tell you about MIT?

The Free Beacon article notes: “The book is full of cartoon drawings of ‘lovable little revolutionaries’ that help navigate the kids through the ‘evils’ of capitalism.” Wonder who will be around to navigate them through the evils of communism, which are much worse. A main thesis of this kiddie’s tome is that communism really isn’t all that bad, but it just seems that way because it hasn’t been “done right.” I’ve seen this kind of thing done before in books for adults, and permit me to say that this kind of specious reasoning amounts to little more than a gigantic pile of Texas cow chips that you don’t want to stick the toe of your boot into on a hot day. And you especially don’t want your kids anywhere near it!

This kind of thing, published by a college or not, is pure propaganda and any parent allowing this kind of thing for their kids is guilty of dereliction of duty as a parent. I have, over the years, talked to people who have lived under communism. Back in the late 1970s I interviewed a lady from Ukraine, who had lived there during World War 2,  for a magazine article I wrote. What she could tell you about communism would curl your hair–but then, I guess that was because they just didn’t “do it right.” Her family ended up in a German labor camp, where she said they were treated better than they had been being “free” in Ukraine. But I digress.

If you have to send your kids to college and you don’t have lots of choices, then you need to keep an eye on the books they use for course material and you need to, as much as possible, ascertain what their professors are giving them for lecture materials in class. Otherwise they may, at some point, when they graduate and get married, rear up a bunch of “lovable little revolutionaries” for you as grandchildren.